Health: Alimentum

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Infant Acid Reflux Advice

My six week old son has been diagnosed with acid reflux and is currently on Axid for treatment. It does not seem to be working. Any suggestions?


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Newborn with Bad Gas, Possible Milk Intolerance?

My daughter is 6 weeks old and I think she may have a milk allergy or intolerance but I'm not sure. She cries as though she is in pain throughout the day and when she cries her body gets stiff and when I'm holding her I can feel her pushing as though she is trying to pass gas which makes me think she is constipated. I explained this to her doctor at her 4 week check up and he said it's colic, but I decided to switch her formula from the regular enfamil to enfamil gentlease and things seemed to be better at first, but then she went back to...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Breastfed 4 Mth Old Now Refusing Bottle

My 4 mth old daughter usually gets the breast, but on the odd occasion she had no trouble drinking from a nuk bottle - since she was 6 weeks old - whether it was from me, dad or grandma. She did have more burps with the bottle, but no other issues. We recently started giving her some rice cereal mixed with breastmilk once a day on our Ped's recommendation as she has reflux. She eats the rice cereal like she's been doing it all her life. It doesn't seem to bother her tummy and definitely helps with the reflux (she is also on prevacid). ...


Bad Yeast Infections

My 15 mo. old baby has had bad rashes since she was 3 mo. old the Dr told me...


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Question About Similac Alimentum

I have a two month old who has had some feeding issues. His doctor put him on Alimentum two days ago because of his spitting up. He had been gaining weight well. My doc put him on this to help ease his tummy. Since being put this formula he had wanted to eat more often and more formula at a time. Before being switched he ate every 6 oz every 3-4 hours. Now he wants 7 oz every 2-3 hours. He had been sleeping through the night since he was 6 weeks old so he only goes through 5-6 bottles a day. FYI he is a big boy. At birth he was 10 lbs 1...


Infant with Reflux

Hi, I have a 5 week old daughter and since day 3, the doctor said she had...

Dr. Visits

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Does Anybody Baby Gasp for Air After Alimentum?

My twins are now on Alimentum for 2 days now and after feedings they have gasped for air, one baby crying while gasping? Very scary & disheartening! I've called nurse once the day it first occurred but she said it's from them adjusting and possibly still gassy, does anyone else have any info as to why this could be happening? I want to stop the Alimentum all together but this is the 3rd formula, from Similac Advanced to Soy now this.

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Does Cow's Milk Affect Behavior?

Does anyone have experience with cow's milk affecting behavior? I have two year old twins and and 9 month old. When they were babies they had inexplicable rashes. This occurred after I supplemented with formula at about 6 months. My 9 month old now has a rash which coincides with switching from breastfeeding to formula(they look like heat rashes). I switched from milk to almond milk for my twins and I swear their behavior has dramatically improved. Could this be a coincidence since they are almost three and have finally adjusted to a new...


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Sick 8 Month Old Baby Girl, Help!

My 8 month old daughter Layla cannot tolerate any kind of formula, so I strictly breastfeed her and feed her baby food, just straight vegetables and fruits. Well once before I gave her gerber fruit smoothies baby food thinking she would enjoy it, and about 1-2 hours after eating it she got violently sick, vomiting everywhere like she would when she would drink formula. After a few vomiting fits, she becomes very lethargic and goes to sleep. Its extremely scary to watch and ive taken her to the ER several times when she was really young and...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Advice on Weaning off Alimentum

I have a 7 mo. old son who has been on alimentum since 1 mo due to colic and reflux. He has been doing great on all 1st foods and recently started 2nd foods. I wanted to try another formula since he is older, doing well with solids and alimentum is soooo expensive! I have been transitioning for the last three days with nestle good start and have noticed some spitting up after his bottle and soem non-productive coughing during the day. Does anyone have some experience weaning their child off of alimentum? Thanks much.


Milk Protein Allergy

My son was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy when he was only three...


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Congestion Due to an Allergy?

My 4 1/2 month daughter has had continuous episodes of congestion and sneezing. Her ped does indicate that she has an allergy and keeps having us switch formulas. I tried to breastfeed but was unable to produce enough milk so we started her on Similac Advance. Since then we have tried Similac Soy and Good Start Natural & Cultures which she had an allergic reaction to both of them. She is currently on Similac Lactose Free. She is still congested and has ezcema. We recently just tried the Similac Alimentum. She will not eat it. In fact, she...


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It Seems My Kids Are Always sick...any Advice?

Hi, busy working mom of two boys; an almost 1-year old and an almost 3-year old. They attend daycare two days per week. It seems like they're always sick! We've gone through pink eye, strep, pneumonia, hand food & mouth; along with the common cold, stomach bugs, etc. The older one gets a vitamin every day, I try to feed him balanced meals, lots of rest. I'm frustrated and winter is coming...does anyone have any ideas, hints, suggestions that might help?


Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...


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Similac Alimentum Help.

My son is now 6 weeks old. He has been on Alimentum since he was about 3 weeks old. His doctor never really explained anything about it to me, she just said that's what she'd like him to be on after I brought him in complaining about him projectile vomiting a few times. She never tested anything. She keeps tellling me to keep him on this Alimentum. My son hardly sleeps, maybe an hour or so per night/day, not even car rides put him out. He doesn't fuss or anything, he just simply won't sleep. He also constantly eats. He's eating 6 ounces...

Stages & Milestones

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Six Month Old in 1St Percentile

I have a six month old baby and she is barely in the 1st percentile on the growth chart. She has barely cleared 12 pounds and it has just been an uphill battle with her from day one. We have already jumped obstacles that include no rooting reflex, constipation, acid reflux coming out her nose, a sinus infection at 10 days old, and colic. She is currently using a speciallty formula because she can't break down the proteins in normal formulas. The formula she is on is called Alimentum and I am wondering if due to it being so broken down...


Night Time Bottle

My son is bottle fed alimentum because if his reflux/colic in the first...